I have used Google Reader until some point, but got really really tired of using it. It only takes a couple of days of a break to accumulate the dreaded "1000+" unread items, at which point I have to either declare RSS bankruptcy and mark all items as "read" or read through them all to see if I missed anything major and interesting.
Hence I'm searching for an alternative to handle a lot of high-traffic subscriptions.
Recently I've come across Newsmap, which is conceptually close to what I'm looking for. However it's still in beta and only pulls Google News headlines.
Are you aware of any other non-traditional news readers, that do not resemble a regular RSS reader and can potentially pull content from RSS and/or various social media sites? I'm open to ideas.
I am also open to various Twitter utilities that will help to filter a Twitter stream and improve its signal-to-noise ratio (it's pretty terrible as it is).